Media and Communication Studies: Media and Morality


Course code: MKVN10
Swedish title: Medie- och kommunikationsvetenskap: Medier och moral
ECTS credits: 15


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Study period: autumn 2015
Type of studies: full time, day
Study period: 2015-11-02 – 2016-01-17
Language of instruction: English
Eligibility: At least 150 credits (five terms), including a Bachelor's degree essay in one discipline in the Social Sciences or Humanities, or another equivalent educational background.
Application code: LU-23641

Introductory meeting: 2015-11-02 at 10.00 – 12.00: SOL:A129b

Teachers: Tobias Linné, Fredrik Miegel


What part does global media play in issues of morality?  How can the media help in expanding the circles of respect and compassion for humans and non-humans alike in diverse regions and cultures around the world?

This course offers a critical exploration of global media as a social, cultural, political and moral space. It deals with the role of the media in debates about moral and ethical issues concerning humans and non humans, and it questions how the media can be a space for challenging polarisations and injustices, regarding issues such as environmentalism, humanitarianism and animal rights.

The course specifically focuses on the connected lives of humans and non-humans in media, society and culture, emphasizing the need for a holistic understanding of the commonality of oppressions, such  speciesism, sexism racism, operating within the power dynamics of hierarchical ideologies, institutions, audiences and publics.

The course integrates the burgeoning, multi-disciplinary field of critical animal studies with critical media studies. In so doing, it  emphasizes the importance of breaking down oppositions between theory and practice, college and community, and scholarship and citizenship.


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